Six people were injured after a Fly Jamaica flight from Guyana to Toronto crash landed at a Guyanese airport overnight, according to airline officials.
While the pilot tried to make the emergency landing he was unable to to get the aircraft to cpmpe to a complete stop before reaching the end of the runway.
The same source also reported that a total of six people were hurt in the crash, but are stable and being treated at the Diamond Regional Hospital in Georgetown.
The plane was carrying 120 passengers including two infants, plus eight crew members.
We can confirm that Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 bound for Toronto returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing.
Just 11 minutes later, the pilot indicated a hydraulic problem and requested permission to return to the airport. An emergency inflatable slide had been deployed from one of the front doors.
The 118 passengers on board the Boeing 757-200 included 82 Canadians.
The Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson told reporters during a press conference: "The reports are of back pain and such, no reports of any broken bones".
"One of the wings came apart and the engine on the right side actually flipped over and we crashed into a big sand pile at the edge of a cliff".
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority is leading an investigation and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which automatically assists with inquiries under global rules, was notified, officials said.
"We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available", they said. The runway then was 2,255 metres long, but is now being extended to 3,048 metres.